Data and Reports

The local and regional food sector is nothing new, although it has received more press in recent years. USDA and our partners have been studying the impact of local food on communities to amplify the footprint of this important segment of agriculture has made, and continues to make. 

USDA Local/Regional Investments:


  • Agroforestry Practices - Includes alley cropping, forest farming/multi-story cropping, riparian forest buffers, silvopasture, and windbreaks.

Economic Research Service:

Farm to School:

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Resources:

Organic Production:

Rural Development:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

Non-USDA Data and Reports:

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